Latest Heisman Trophy Stories

2014-09-03 08:28:59

Wendy's Honors All-Star Scholar-Athletes with 21st Annual High School Heisman Award DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new school year means another chance for high school seniors to apply for the Wendy's(®) High School Heisman(®) Award. High school Class of 2015 seniors have until October 3, 2014, to complete the online application for the Award, which honors outstanding high school scholar-athletes for their commitment to academic achievement, community service involvement and...

2014-04-24 16:22:22

- Unique collaboration brings together Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Heisman Trust and Nissan for two days of service in Southeast Dallas DALLAS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, college football's most outstanding player raises the Heisman Memorial Trophy, a triumphant gesture recognized by anyone involved in the sport. This weekend, six former Heisman winners will get together to lift spirits when they conduct a youth football clinic...

2014-01-09 08:23:42

OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 Jet Award goes to Ty Montgomery of Stanford. Montgomery, a Dallas, Texas native, finished the season first with a game average 31.2 kickoff return yards. He is tied for second nationally with two kickoff returns for touchdowns. The junior ranks ninth with 161.0 all-purpose yards a game and 10 games with 100 plus all-purpose yards. Montgomery is the First Team all Pac-12 as a returner and Second Team as a wide receiver. Three...

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